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Long-distance shooters to gather at Rock Lake Range

SHOOTING -- Long-range shooting enthusiasts will gather next weekend, April 21-21 for The Precision Steel Challenge event at Rock Lake Rifle Range, 2356 Glorfield Rd, St. John, Washington. Bring binoculars or scopes to check out the action. Some of the targets for these skilled marksmen...

Spokane Junior Rifle Team sets open house for new shooters

SHOOTING – The Spokane Junior Rifle Team, which has produced several world-class shooters since it was founded 50 years ago, will hold an open house for prospective members on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Spokane Rifle Club’s indoor range along the Spokane River. “Many Spokane...

Field reports: Fish weir installed on Okanogan River

FISH – A temporary picket-style salmon weir recently has been installed on the Okanogan River about 15 miles upstream from its confluence with the Columbia River near Brewster, the Colville Tribe reports. The structure spans the Okanogan River, but leaves room along the west bank for small watercraft to pass.

Olympian Amanda Furrer started shooting career with a miss

Two pellet dimples a foot apart in the garage door marked the beginning of Amanda Furrer’s journey to the London Olympics. “That’s how badly she missed on her first shots with an air rifle – missed the target entirely and hit the door,” her dad said proudly outside their Five Mile Prairie home.

Field reports: King salmon crisis closes Alaska season

FISHING – It’s a bad year for that salmon fishing dream trip to some portions of Alaska. Record low king runs have forced the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to close king salmon sportfishing in some rivers, including the fabled Kenai.

Spokane’s Furrer will shoot for USA in Olympics

Amanda Furrer doesn’t think much of her competition on the shooting range. “I can’t think about them at all,” said the 21-year-old hotshot from Spokane. “They’re all world-class, but when I’m on the line, my job is to convince myself I’m the best.”

Field reports: June fishing clinic geared to adults

FISHING – Sign-ups are under way for 30 openings in a two-session basic fishing clinic for adults who haven’t been introduced to the sport. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department and the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council are teaming to teach non-fishers age 16 or older. The clinic entails a June 7 evening session and a session at an area lake on June 9, which is free fishing weekend in Washington – no fishing license required.